Color in Context: Red (SAQA Global Exhibition)

Ever since our earliest ancestors began applying iron oxide to cave walls and their bodies, the color red has played a major role in art, rituals, and spirituality. The use of red can evoke excitement, danger, anger or love in the West. The color red is associated with purity in India, and in China it traditionally symbolizes luck. Red is also a primary color, crucial to the creation of other hues.

International Quilt Festival, Houston Texas October 2023 (Exact Dates TBD)

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About the Juror

Judy Kirpich headshotJudy Kirpich is a textile artist working in the United States. Her art has been exhibited in museums in Asia, South America, Europe and the United States. She was awarded the prestigious Quilt National Japan Prize and has garnered numerous first place and best of show awards. Her work has been seen in several solo shows and she has juried Quilt National and Quilts=Art=Quilts. Her most current work can be viewed at

Judy founded and operated a design agency in Alexandria, Virginia, for 37 years before retiring in 2015 to focus exclusively on her art. She currently works out of her studio in Lewes, Delaware where she lives with her husband David and her golden retriever Rye.

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